February 29, 2016
Australian backpackers looking for an Ikea mattress and shelter from the elements within walking distance of the L train have one less option for illegal accommodations as of this week, after a recent city bust at 210 Cook Street in East Williamsburg. Following up on a Department of Buildings complaint, inspectors from the city’s Office of Special Enforcement last week found a second floor loft converted into eight furnished rooms with “no natural light and ventilation” and inadequate means of egress….
Source: http://gothamist.com/2016/02/29/illegal_williamsburg_airbnb_turned.php